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Palace of Versailles and Gardens Full Day Bike Tour from Paris

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Bask in the grandeur of past royalty as you visit the famous gardens of Versailles.

Highlights
  • Explore Versailles by bike and see more than the average tourist
  • Visit the famous gardens and gain access to the Chateau
  • Spend time at the Versailles Food Market to shop for a garden picnic
  • Expert English-speaking guide at your service
  • Transportation between Paris and Versailles and equipment rental included

Description

Le Chateau de Versailles awaits you in all its grandeur as you return to the time period of the most famous French kings and queens. Allow us to bring you the most famous "house" in the world as few others have experienced it.

Once at Versailles, we'll first receive your bikes at a boutique right next to the train station. Then we'll visit the village market to buy baguettes, cheese, ham, wine or whatever you desire for our picnic later in the Chateau's gardens. We will spend most of our day riding through the tree-lined gardens and the average Versailles tourist doesn't realize that they can only visit a small fraction of the gardens on foot. We'll see it all!

Itinerary/Activity Schedule

  • The Versailles Gardens - these world-famous gardens are alone worth the trip to Versailles and are enjoyed by most customers even more than the Chateau itself.

  • The Hall of Mirrors - site of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I and also offers a beautiful view over the gardens.

  • Skip-the-Line access to The Chateau - Located some 20 kilometers southwest of Paris, it was originally the royal hunting lodge. King Louis XIV moved his court officially to Versailles in 1682 and it became the seat of the French government and monarchy. The Château housed the royal family until 1789 when Revolutionaries forced them to return to Paris.

  • The Versailles Food Market - we'll visit the famous Versailles market to shop for our picnic supplies. Bring our appetite and a wine bottle opener.

  • The Picnic - we settle down at the far end of the Grand Canal for the best picnic of your life as everyone has too much of something and it becomes a feast.

  • Grand and Petit Trianons - built by Kings Louis XIV and XV respectively, they offer a fantastic view into the original Versailles and the opulence the royalty enjoyed.

Includes

  • RER ticket to Versailles

  • Access to Chateau, Royal Gardens and Queen's Hamlet and Petit Trianon

  • Audio guide inside the Chateau

  • Helmet

  • Admission

  • English-speaking guide
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Palace of Versailles and Gardens Full Day Bike Tour from Paris

Duration: 8:30 - 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: RER ticket to Versailles / Access to Chateau, Royal Gardens and Queen's Hamlet and Petit Trianon / Audio guide inside the Chateau / Helmet / Admission / English-speaking guide

Every single thing about this excursion was awesome. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable and riding a bike through Versailles had to be one of the best experiences of my life. Thanks City Discovery!

Edjir

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Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check in and Meet Your Guide at Café Regalia

  • 09:00

    Transfer to Versailles by train

    Join the group from the meeting point and then bike your way to the closest RER station for a short trip to Versailles.

  • Picnic in the Garden

    Reach Versailles and head to the village market to get some baguettes, cheese, ham, wine and whatever you want to eat for your picnic in the Chateau’s gardens.

  • Cycling tour in Versailles

    Spend your day riding through the tree-lined gardens and near the Grand Canal. The average Versailles tourist doesn't realize that they can only visit a small fraction of the gardens on foot. You will see it all!

  • Hall of Mirrors

    See the room of King Louis XIV where he welcomed many important guests for his lavish parties. It is also where the signing of Treaty of Versailles occurred in 1919.

  • Chateau Gardens

    Spend most of your day along the Grand Canal as well as the outer gardens. Pedal around the area or relax in one of the gardens.

  • The Château

    Visit the Château where the royal family stayed until 1789. It used to be the royal hunting lodge until King Louis XIV transferred his court to Versailles in 1682 and it became the seat of the French government and monarchy.

  • Grand & Petit Trianons

    Get access to the Queen's Hamlet and Petit Trianon. It was built by Kings Louis XIV and XV which offer an amazing view of the original Versailles.

  • 17:00-18:00

    Tour Ends at the Palace of Versailles

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • If possible, bring a backpack to carry your food for the picnic lunch. Price of picnic supplies are not included in tour price.

Additional Note(s)
  • Smaller mountain bikes, trailers, and baby seats available for children.

  • All participants over 12 years of age must be able to ride a bike.

  • All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Tandems are reserved for guests less than 70lbs/32kg.

  • Trailers have a 2 child capacity with a combined maximum weight of 88lbs/40kg

  • This activity operates regardless of weather.

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Reviews

Every single thing about this excursion was awesome. The tour guide was great and very knowledgeable and riding a bike through Ver...sailles had to be one of the best experiences of my life. Thanks City Discovery! more

Edjir

Our tour guide was Marcus and he was great with a lot of energy. I enjoyed the versailled bike tour more that Monet's garden ...because there was more biking involved but both were great tours and I would do them again. more

Debbie

This was the highlight of our time in paris. Our guide was great and the picnic was something we will never forget. Thanks!!

Robin

Fantastic day out. Great bunch of people - very relaxed & great fund, very full day - 12 hours door to door. Beats any coach... tour! Cycling, train, the market, the palace, cycling round the extensive grounds finished off with a picnic by the lake in the sunshine - couldn't have asked for more! more

Shirley

We were a group of 6 ladies all in our forties with limited cycling abilities but we all thoroughly enjoyed the day and managed th...e cycle no problem. Our guide was fab, very funny and interesting and the whole trip was well organised. My only note of concern would be to warn people about carrying their bikes up and down steps to the trains!Overall the best day of our trip to Paris. more

FIONA

We had a great time. Ned was our tour guide. A wonderful way to spend the day.

Debbie

This was a great way to see Versailles. I thoroughly enjoyed the picnic and the bike ride. Our guide, Andrew, was very nice and kn...owledgeable. more

Angelune

Great experience! Everything was well organized, the tour guide knows about history and the only way to see the entire garden is r...iding a bike. Highly recommend it! more

Adriana

We had our two grandchildren (ages 11 and 13) with us and we all had a fantastic day. Our guide 'Andre' was top notch. ... He made history interesting for all age groups. He was very engaging. We biked to the market in Versailles to shop for our picnic and then on to the gardens of Versailles - beyond beautiful! This day was the highlight of our trip to Paris. more

Nancy

Extraordinarily beautiful country side and we got to see so much more while on the bike. The tourguides were great, very enthusias...tic and knew about the things to see. Very helpful more

Lieske

Excellent tour guide, knowledgable and fun!

Thomas

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